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Enhancing care delivery models the implementation of geographic patient placement

Bauer, Matthew (2017) Enhancing care delivery models the implementation of geographic patient placement. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Enhancing care delivery models within hospitals promotes patient-centric care, improves communication between care team members (i.e. physicians, nurses, care managers, and social workers) and engages the patient and their family in the development of a treatment plan. It is the expectation that enhancing care delivery models will improve patient and staff satisfaction and increase the hospital’s operational capacity. Today, Hospitals are struggling with fragmented service lines, poor care team communication and discharge planning and non-centralized patient placement. The United States’ healthcare system is fraught with wasteful spending and average – at best – medical outcomes. This study was a prospective intervention study that lasted six months (July 2016 – December 2016). It focused on the development, implementation, and progression of a unit based care model known as Geographic Patient Placement. Although the primary objectives of the study were not met, the adoption of Geographic Patient Placement positively impacted the hospital’s operational capacity. All parties involved (hospital staff, administrators, patients and their families) reported higher levels of satisfaction. The enhanced communication among care team members created a cohesive atmosphere, promoted accountability and responsibility, and allowed for improvements in discharge planning. Public Health Significance: Enhancing care delivery models while engaging patients and their loved ones in the creation of their treatment plan will reduce un-wanted side effects of hospitalization, promote patient-centricity, and improve the hospital’s capability to deliver appropriate, high-quality medical care.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bauer, Matthewmab480@pitt.eduMAB480
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFriede, Samfriede@pitt.edufriedeUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberLeana, Carrieleana@pitt.eduleanaUNSPECIFIED
Date: March 2017
Date Type: Submission
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 14:46
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 13:58
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/31374

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